Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Rabbit-Proof Fence

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Critic Consensus: Visually beautiful and well-acted, Rabbit-Proof Fence tells a compelling true-life story.


Movie Info

In Western Australia, 1931, the small depot of Jigalong sits on the edge of the Gibson Desert. Running through Jigalong and out into the desert is a rabbit-proof fence that bisects Australia from north to south. The fence was built to keep rabbits on one side and pasture on the other. This remote country is home to three spirited Aboriginal girls, Molly, her sister Daisy, and their cousin Gracie. The girls' white fathers are fence workers who have moved on. Now their only contact with white … More

Rating: PG (for emotional thematic material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Christine Olsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2003
Box Office: $6.0M
Runtime:
Miramax Films - Official Site

Cast


as A.O. Neville

as Molly's Mother

as Molly's Grandmother

as Constable Riggs

as Miss Thomas

as Dormitory Boss

as Police Inspector

as Depot Manager

as Fence Worker

as Miss Jessop

as Moodoo's Daughter

as Escaped Girl, Olive

as Kangaroo Hunter

as Fence Builder

as Gracie's Mother

as Wiluna Liar

as Moore River Policema...

as First Farm Mother

as Farm Daughter

as Car Driving Policema...

as Mr. Evans

as Mrs. Evans

as Railway Policeman

as Farmhouse Policeman

as Jigalong Mother

as Tommy Grant

as Woman in Queue

as First Dormitory Girl

as Second Dormitory Gir...

as Aboriginal Hunter

as Singing Woman at Jig...

as Singing Woman at Jig...

as Singing Woman at Jig...
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Critic Reviews for Rabbit-Proof Fence

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (34)

[Director Phillip] Noyce shows their awful, eventually uplifting journey without flinching, and the arid Australian wilderness is a co-star of the film.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Denver Post
Top Critic

After making several commercial but impersonal actioners, Philip Noyce goes back to his Australian roots with this message film, which is powerful if also simplistic.

Full Review… | October 5, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

Rabbit-Proof Fence aspires to epic status, but it's really more of a well-done genre film...

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
PopMatters

strongest aspect rests with the educational value of its subject

Full Review… | January 8, 2012
Old School Reviews

Powerful drama about racism ok for tweens and up.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

One of the most heart breaking dramas all year...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Rabbit-Proof Fence

½

Kenneth Branagh is a compelling villain, and some of the cinematography is great but there simply isn't enough plot to carry this true-story drama to the finish line with full attention in tow.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

Rabbit-Proof Fence is visually stunning, well-acted film telling of the racism by the British against the Aboriginal peoples of Australia in the 1930's. It's an emotional, heart-breaking jouney enhanced by a haunting and beautiful score by Peter Gabriel.

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

½

A powerful true story revealing a time in Australian history known as "The Stolen Nation".

A gutsy focus on one family and their courage to evade their government forced destinies.

Great perforrmances all around.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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